Charlie Sheen had a good run pretending his problems were behind him, but now that we know the truth, it’s all coming out onto the table, slowly but surely. As Hollyscoop reported yesterday, Charlie checked into rehab for what his rep referred to as a “preventative measure.”
Now, we’ve learned the actor is enrolled in order to battle his addictions to both cocaine and alcohol. According to Radaronline, Charlie had been abusing both substances up until checking into the facility, and friends and family had been urging him to go to rehab.
A source says, “He loves his children and ultimately that’s what convinced him to get help.”
The insider also says Charlie didn’t learn from the incident on Christmas eve, and had been partying hard numerous times since then. As for work, Sheen is reportedly negotiating a new contract for Two and a Half Men and did not want to do anything to jeopardize his financial future.
He also has been trying to reconcile with Brooke Mueller after Christmas to keep her from testifying against him in Colorado, where he faces prison time if convicted on domestic violence charges.
A source close to the couple says that their marriage has been crumbling for some time now. “And the one thing they share,” the source added, “is that they both love to party.”
This is so sad. We’re not sure rehab can help the marriage. Maybe they’re better off being sober and apart from each other, since they’re unable to be clean while they’re together.